Perth Game Fishing Club has taken an initiative ahead of other clubs Australia–wide with the introduction of a Measure and Release program renamed “Brag and Release” following the ban on tagging of fish less than 60cm long. This curtailment has been endorsed by GFAA as a response to a determination by NSW DPI – the provider of the tags used in game fishing.
This change in policy greatly affects our club as many fish captured off Perth are small tuna and our aim is to discourage weighing of fish just for points. Adding to this are small, fisheries imposed bag limits which reduce our ability to bring all but a small number of fish in to be weighed.
The measure and release tables for 2015 have been completed and are available from the club as a double sided laminated sheet, handy to have on the boat. There will also be a copy in Strike Magazine. The club has just got a shipment of Shimano Bragmats in too. Contacts for all this gear are Tim Carson on 0429 676237 or John Webber on 0407 386734 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
This year’s Rottnest Trench FAD program was brought forward a couple of weeks compared with previous years in an effort to have fish on the FADs ahead of the club’s Opening Weekend and the Big Guns comp on the 6th and 7th December. Members who wish to get an update on positions prior to heading to the trench and a comment on currents are invited to contact the club for live positions via email@example.com . Non members can purchase a laminated FAD chart from the club. Simply CONTACT US.
The emphasis in the 2014 Shimano WA Open is on tag and release. Cash prizes for those successful in catching and tagging billfish will encourage boats to fish with heavy tackle. The marlin fishery from the Abrolhos to Rottnest has shown very positive results so far this season with blue and striped marlin being caught.
The event forms round 6 of the City Beach Builders Championship Series. All eligible species tagged and released or weighed will earn points towards the City Beach Builders Grand Prix Series and towards the PGFC Annual Championship.
CLICK HERE for the Tournament Brochure and Prize List
CLICK HERE for the Tournament Briefing Notes
Seasport Charters has taken up the naming rights sponsorship for this year’s Marlin Cup. To be held early in the season it will encourage boats heading to Exmouth for Gamex in mid march to stop over and fish this 3 day comp.
Three days of exciting fishing will follow with the best 2 days counting for each boat and angler score.
It is a marlin tournament but in the absence of billfish, trophy points will be included for other species.
The inaugural Ivan Erceg Memorial Trophy awarded to the highest points scoring angler for marlin on day 1 will recognise the passion that the late Ivan had for fishing out of Jurien and the enthusiasm he engendered in the recent events held there.
In terms of value the entry fee includes 4 evening meals, team grab bag, crew shirts and other goodies. Juniors and ladies are encouraged to participate.
The Seasport Charters Marlin Cup is a WAGFA sanctioned tournament and a qualifying event for the 2015 Offshore World Championships.
The event forms Round 4 of the City Beach Builders Grand Prix Series and is co – sponsored by Nextside Concreting, Ivan Erceg’s company as well as Port Bouvard Pty Ltd.
Accommodation is readily available in the town at whatever standard is required. For those mooring boats at the marina, there should be no problems with pens that can be booked through Jurien Boatlifters.
Further details are available on the Marlin Cup event page.
The 16th November heralded the beginning of the 2014 Game Fishing Season with PGFC’s Opening Weekend event being held at Rottnest.
The event is also Round 2 of the City Beach Builders Grand Prix Series and has attracted many new members to the club and the sport.
Concurrent with the event was the deployment of the six Rottnest FADs
New Committee for 2014
At the AGM held on 12th November, members voted in a new President and Committee to guide the club for the 2014 club year beginning on 1st October 2013.
|Secretary / Treasurer||Peter Coote|
|Immediate Past President||Rhyss Whittred|
The club has a historical collection of past tournament fishing and polo shirts for sale. These much sought after shirts are often displayed at social nights and can easily be purchased there or by contacting the club through the web enquiry or any committee members.
Shirts are priced from only $10 each and are available in sizes from S to XXL in many styles.
Club Burgees (Flags)
White with the club’s logo on each side. $20 each
White with the club’s logo on the front. $15 each
PGFC boat and car stickers are available in blue, black and white and in 2 sizes. All members are encouraged to proudly display the club’s logo on their boat’s transom or upper decks. Some more passionate members have located the stickers on their cars rear windows. $20 and $25 each – cannot be posted.
Laminated A4 copies of the 2014 Rottnest Trench FAD chart are now available. The reverse side shows the FAD Code of Conduct. Available at club social nights or can be ordered through the PGFC website CONTACT US for a nominal charge of $25 each including postage.
PGFC Car Plates
Strictly limited edition and look great on both your car and boat trailer. $270 a set. (Price increases due to 2 increases since July 2013 from State Government)
PGFC Strike Magazine
Free to members, this comprehensive yearbook, as well as having lots of entertaining reading, has a stack of data; tides, FAD positions, state records and game fishing rules. Join the club and get one or purchase for $20 including postage.
To purchase any of the above items please contact PGFC through the CONTACT US tab on the website, come along to a social night, or contact any committee member.